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World’s Biggest Cat Dealer Just Got Bigger

May 6, 2015 by Peter Carter

VANCOUVER — Finning International Inc., a Canadian Caterpillar dealership that was started 1933 and then grew to be the biggest Caterpillar heavy-equipment dealership in the world, is buying the Regina-based Cat dealership Kramer Ltd., for approximately $230 million.

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Summit for Recruiting Women Truckers Returning to Toronto

April 27, 2015 by sehui

About 135 delegates attended this year’s inaugural event, which shed new light on the steps to recruit, retain and mentor women in Canada’s trucking industry, according to organisers.

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14 K Visitors Can’t be Wrong: ExpoCam 2015 a Huge Success

April 27, 2015 by Peter Carter

MONTREAL – – The Habs are not the only Montrealers celebrating these days. The people who organized ExpoCam, which ran from April 16 to 18 at Place Bonaventure, have just now reported the results of the show and they couldn’t be happier. “Another successful ExpoCam is in the books,” says Joe Glionna, Vice President and General Manager of Newcom Business Media, which owns ExpoCam. (Newcom also publishes Today’s Trucking, Transport Routier, Truck News, Truck West, Fleet Executive and their attendant websites.)
Official ExpoCam attendance clocked in at 14, 813.
“We saw exhibitors invest a lot more in their booths with some terrific displays, cocktail receptions, and special guests,” Glionna says.

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Managing tires: the 5,000-foot approach

April 16, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

TORONTO — Micro managing tires can wear you out. And cost more than it’s worth. Try this system instead.

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Is Uber coming to a truck lane near you?

April 13, 2015 by Peter Carter

WINNIPEG – Will “Operator” do to trucking what AirBnb does to hotels and Uber to taxis?

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Atlantic Truckers Hit With Higher Diesel Tax

April 1, 2015 by Teona Baetu

DIEPPE, NB – New Brunswick’s 2015-2016 budget will hit Atlantic truckers’ pocketbooks with a 2.3-percent tax hike on diesel.

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Want to save 2,500 lbs? Use ‘Miracle Metal’. Everywhere

March 30, 2015 by Peter Carter

LOUISVILLE, KY – The aluminum wheel company Alcoa Wheels told reporters at the Mid America Truck Show (MATS) that if a trucker wanted, he could save 2,500 lbs on a single truck by switching to existing aluminum components.

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Want to save 2,500 lbs? Use ‘Miracle Metal’. Everywhere

March 30, 2015 by Peter Carter

LOUISVILLE, KY – The aluminum wheel company Alcoa Wheels told reporters at the Mid America Truck Show (MATS) that if a trucker wanted, he could save 2,500 lbs on a single truck by switching to existing aluminum components.

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B.C. Pilot Car Users! Speak Up!

March 20, 2015 by Peter Carter

LANGLEY, B.C.,– If you use pilot cars in British Columbia, you have less than two weeks to speak your mind about the new guidelines that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is drawing up.

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U.S. trucker ducks tolls with James Bond-trick

February 27, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

NEW YORK- A U.S. truck driver accused of using a James Bond-inspired trick to evade tolls on the George Washington Bridge has been charged by police, according to media reports.

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Trailer orders slow down, but still healthy

February 24, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

BLOOMINGTON, IN – January trailer orders hit 27,300 units, returning to last January’s volumes, according to industry analysts FTR Associates.

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Harper cuts tax for LNG projects

February 24, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

OTTAWA, ON- Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced last week that he’s cutting taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in an effort to kick-start investment to the industry.

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Industry rallies in support of women truckers

February 23, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

OTTAWA, ON- Industry leaders are backing Trucking HR Canada’s inaugural Women with Drive Leadership Summit, which is aimed at trucking professionals involved in recruiting, retaining or mentoring women in trucking.

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All quiet on the engine front

February 23, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

TORONTO – Here’s part one of a two-part look at the emissions regimes we have now and what sort of dust-ups we can expect in the not-distant future.

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Mid-Ontario Mack facility best in Canada

February 19, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

GREENSBORO, NC- Mid-Ontario Mack of Barrie, ON, was the best Mack dealership in Canada, according to Mack Trucks North America.